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Kieron Bryan, the British journalist who is being held in Russia for his part in a Greenpeace protest, has been granted bail.
The freelance photographer from Devon told the court he was "accused of hooliganism" when "doing his job as a reporter."
Earlier today, Greenpeace activist Alexandra Harris was the first of six British citizens held in Russia to be given bail.
Two freelance journalists and 28 activists were arrested two months ago after their ship was seized by Russian security authorities.
Half of the detained activists, including the ship's captain Peter Willcox, have been granted bail this week.
Russian authorities have announced that it will apply for a three-month extension to the detention of the Arctic 30, Greenpeace has said.
They are expected to make the applications in front of a judge at hearings next week.
Thirty people were arrested aboard the ship that was protesting against oil drilling and charged with piracy in September.
Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo said: "We will fiercely resist this absurd attempt to keep those men and women in jail for a crime they did not commit.
"If the authorities succeed then we will appeal and ask for their release as soon as the court can schedule a hearing. This is a farce, it is an outrage that makes a joke of justice. It’s time for the Arctic 30 to come home.”
Greenpeace has released video footage of the moment it claims armed Russian forces landed on their ship Arctic Sunrise and arrested the crew, lncluding three people from Devon.
Journalist Kieron Bryan, maritime engineer Iain Rogers and Alexandra Harris from Devon, are among thirty people still being held since their arrest in September.
Russian authorities say they will press additional charges against several Greenpeace activists being held over a protest at the country's first offshore Arctic oil rig.
Three of the 30 in Russian custody, Alex Harris, Kieron Bryan and Iain Rogers, are from Devon, and are charged with hooliganism.
It's reported some activists will now face additional charges of resisting law officers, which would carry a maximum five year prison sentence.
Russian investigators initially charged the activists with piracy.
They later changed the charge to hooliganism which has a maximum jail sentence of seven years.
David Cameron today called the charges "excessive" and urged president Vladimir Putin to make sure they can come home.
Families of the Greenpeace detainees are waiting to find out when their relatives will be moved to a prison in St Petersburg.
Three of the 30 people held are from Devon.
They'll next appear in court at the end of November, but It's still not clear whether the charge of piracy will be dropped.
The families will meet again at the Foreign Office on Monday.
A silent protest is being held outside the Russian embassy in London today for British videographer Kieron Bryan who is being detained in Russia.
Bryan was part of a group of 30 aboard a Greenpeace boat in the Arctic protesting against oil drilling, when they were arrested and charged with piracy in September.
Russia’s Investigative Committee recently announced that the piracy charges would be replaced with charges of hooliganism but they have yet to be lifted.
Russian authorities have been criticised for failing to lift piracy charges against 30 people who were arrested in the Arctic in September, despite pledging to do so, according to Greenpeace.
Russia’s Investigative Committee announced last week that the piracy charges would be replaced with charges of hooliganism.
However, when the 30 detainees appeared before the Committee this week, the hooliganism charge was added to the piracy charge.
They now stand accused of both offences, which carry a maximum sentence of 15 and seven years, respectively.
Greenpeace said the authorities "have not been true to their word", calling their reaction "wildly disproportionate".
The families of three people from Devon being held in Russia over a Greenpeace protest say they remain worried for their loved ones after charges of piracy have been reduced to hooliganism.
Although these new charges carry a lesser sentence, they could still be facing significant time in prison.
Richard Lawrence reports.
The family of one of the Devon activists jailed in Russia have today said they are not satisfied with the news the authorities have dropped piracy charges.
Yesterday relatives listened as Torridge and West Devon MP Geoffrey Cox began a debate about the whole affair after promising he would do all he could to help.
Russell Bryan wants his brother Kieron released with no charge.